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Tag Archives: 2017 Maryland General Assembly

Poole to step down as Md. Democratic Party chair; Matthews in line to succeed

Poole, a former state delegate from Hagerstown, said he plans to step down on March 1 and that Kathleen Matthews, a former Democratic candidate for Congress, is the "odds on favorite" to succeed him.

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Md. lawmakers, educators push for less classroom testing

ANNAPOLIS – Maryland is ranked as the second-worst state in the nation for teacher classroom autonomy, according to the Learning Policy Institute, and testing mandates are a major contributor to this ranking, according to the Maryland State Education Association. Lawmakers ...

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Maryland Democratic Party fires back at Hogan on attorney general resolution

A Maryland Democratic Party spokesman hired to “hold Gov. Larry Hogan accountable” is firing back after the first-term Republican criticized the opposition party of playing politics and focusing on linking him to President Donald Trump. Bryan Lesswing, who was recently ...

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Md. GOP legislators offer plans for restructuring state pensions

ANNAPOLIS — Six Republican legislators are offering three competing plans they say will put the future of the state’s pension system on more secure footing while simultaneously making the benefits more attractive to younger employees. The bills, sponsored by three ...

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